Darwin's Origin of Species - A Biography (Books That Shook the World)

By: Browne, Janet

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Small octavo, not illustrated, pp x, 174, a very good copy in dustwrapper. [No book has changed our understanding of ourselves more than Darwin's Origin of Species. It caused a sensation on its first day of publication in 1859 and went on to become an international bestseller. The idea that living things gradually evolve through natural selection profoundly shocked its Victorian readers, calling into question what had been for many the unshakeable belief that there was a Creator. In this book, Janet Browne, Charles Darwin's foremost biographer, shows why Darwin's Origin of Species can fairly claim to be the greatest science book ever published. She describes the genesis of Darwin's theories, explains how they were initially received and examines why they remain so contentious today. Her book is a marvellously readable account of the work that altered forever our knowledge of what it is to be human.]

Title: Darwin's Origin of Species - A Biography (Books That Shook the World)

Author Name: Browne, Janet

Categories: History of Science, Biography, Evolution,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2006

ISBN Number: 1843543931

ISBN Number 13: 9781843543930

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 016801